Home again, home again, jiggity jig....
Whew! We're home. Well, we got home on Monday, but it's been quite a whirlwind ever since then (4 newborns were born while I was gone - 2 down, 2 more to go). We enjoyed some time in Greer, got our family pictures taken (more on that later), spent time with family in Utah, spent a week at Aspen Grove, spent MORE time in Utah, and ended our trip in Yellowstone. Wow! We drove through parts of New Mexico and Colorado on our way to Utah...so all in all...7 states in less than 4 weeks. But TONS of happy memories were made and loads and LOADS of pictures were taken. I'm pretty sure it's going to take me a whole day just to download them all :)
This last Monday, I woke the kids up nice and early to start the drive home. They actually did really well! We only stopped once, in Panguitch, for lunch, gas, and a bathroom break. We pulled up to our neighborhood around 4:30 in the afternoon to see that the road had been resurfaced...and that I could not get to my house. Perfect! I noticed the car said the temperature outside was 108 degrees. Even better! I parked the LOADED van as close as I could to the house and started to unload the contents, while noticing Chubs had a MAJOR poopy diaper - the "15 wiper, followed by a bath" kind. With sweat dripping down my back, I was wishing I could just click my heels a few times and be back in beautiful Utah. Don't get me wrong...I LOVE ARIZONA! I just don't love it in July. And August. And even part of September.
But now we're all unpacked, laundry is done, and put away. It's back to the real life....which really isn't all that bad! We're home!!!